Dr. Emily Scherb has been a practicing aerialist for over twenty-five years and has dangled from balloons, danced in the air, and swung from trapezes. That background inspired her to work with professional and pre-professional circus artists.
Sunday, April 7th, 8:00am – 3:00pm
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Emily Scherb (also known as The Circus Doc) to Charleston to answer the questions most often asked by aerial instructors, and to dive deep into the functional anatomy of aerial arts.
- Why do we teach a hollow body?
- What is the correct way to “engage” shoulders?
- How can I keep my students safe?
- What are the most common injuries and how can I help prevent them?
This full-day class answers the questions that instructors ask most often and teaches them to understand how students’ bodies work. We’ll dive into the connections between the core, shoulders, and hips to understand the patterns and sequences that make students successful and keep them safe.
Based on the latest research and lots of practical examples, instructors will learn to break down skills, identify ‘risky’ movement patterns, and the science behind what they teach.
About Dr. Emily Scherb:
Dr. Emily Scherb is a physical therapist with a lifelong passion for understanding human movement.
She’s been a practicing aerialist for over twenty-five years and has dangled from balloons, danced in the air, and swung from trapezes. That background inspired her to specialize her practice on circus and aerial artists. She has a proven track record of helping patients who have not seen results with traditional physical therapy due to her unique perspective on how the body works both on the ground and in the air.
As an educator, she travels the country teaching circus artists, instructors, and healthcare professionals about the unique physical demands and challenges of training the body to do incredible feats.
She received her graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and now lives in Seattle, where she works with professional and pre-professional circus artists. She is the Resident Physical Therapist at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts and the Company Physical Therapist for the contemporary circus company Acrobatic Conundrum.
Her first book, Applied Anatomy of Aerial Artists, was published in August 2018.
Learn more about her at www.thecircusdoc.com
Other events starting soon:
Intro to Aerial Series: Starts 7/8/19
Monday, Jul. 8
Summer Intensive Photo Shoot
Sunday, Jul. 28